Veneta Roberts, a Doctor of Research at the University of Brighton who also studied her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees here won for her story 1974.
Ever since I was a little girl I have been obsessed with books. I remember walking home from primary school with my nose buried in a book completely oblivious to the world around me. Continue reading “Student view: Why I chose English Literature and Creative Writing”
We know the path to success doesn’t always go smoothly, so we asked our lecturers about the ups and downs on their path to the University of Brighton. Bea decribes herself as ‘a swot’ at school and did lots of jobs before becoming an author and lecturer, including a financial administrative and a video editor!
Tanaka Mhishi studied on the University of Brighton’s Literature BA and Creative Writing MA and is a poet, playwright and performer who creates pieces which handle topics such as sexual violence, masculinity, biphobia and race.
Bea Hitchman’s novel All of You Every Single One has been longlisted for the Historical Writers Association Crown Award.
Featuring original writing, academic commentary, reviews, and in-depth interviews with writers and artists, run by students, teachers and alumni of the University of Brighton. Continue reading “Take a look at online literary magazine Pier Review”
The Flight of the Dragonfly night will return on July 12. Continue reading “Popular spoken word event returns”
I graduated from my full time MA study in Creative Writing in 2021, with a high distinction. During my year of study at University of Brighton, I sharpened my writing skills across a variety of modules including rhetoric, poetry and narrative, as well as becoming a course representative and even publishing an e-book, all remotely!
Check out PierReview, a blog dedicated to work by Creative Writing MA students.
If you’re a Brighton student, or are thinking about choosing one of our English courses, check out the Instagram account.
While studying Creative Writing at the University of Brighton, Harry Hillery worked with the Terrence Higgins Trust as part of the Communities of Practice module, where they became artist-in-residence and started archiving stories. Continue reading “Creative Writing MA grad launches Brighton Aids Memorial Exhibition”
I feel proud of what I’ve achieved during my time at the University of Brighton, particularly in light of the lockdown limitations. Continue reading “Graduates 2021: Leah Squires: MA Creative Writing”
The positive feedback from the MA tutors has given me more confidence in my ability, whilst their constructive criticism has helped me to become a better writer. Continue reading “Graduates 2021: Marianne Lemond: MA Creative Writing”
Perhaps the biggest thing I’ve learnt is the confidence to stand up and say ‘I am a writer’. Small words with huge potential. Continue reading “Graduates 2021: Joseph Lee: Creative Writing”
Graduate Harry Hillery has three pieces of work featured in Brighton’s Stories with Lemn Sissay, which sees the poet and Festival’s Guest Director reading a selection of stories submitted during this art installation in Pavilion Gardens.
Students from the University of Brighton’s Creative Writing BA(Hons), MA and PhD programme are part of theatre performance Tenebrae: Lessons Learnt in Darkness on 22 May.
The LGBTQ+ literature festival returns from 5-7 of February with input and support from University of Brighton. Continue reading “The Coast is Queer literature festival returns”
I Object, an anthology of short stories, poetry and novellas exploring commonplace objects and transforming them into vehicles for nostalgic exploration, notions of loss, hope and discovery, is the first release from digital publishing house Glitch. Continue reading “Creative Writing MA students release collective anthology”
Graduate Suzi Bamblett is in Amazon’s top 20 with a book she started on her MA at Brighton, The Travelling Philanthropist. Continue reading “Creative Writing MA grad is 17th on Amazon hot list”
Emily Jane Bell’s story Chick has been awarded third place in the Chalk Circle Short Story Competition 2020.
Continue reading “Creative Writing MA graduate recognised in story competition”
This summer Marina Castledine studied Lefkaritika, traditional Cypriot embroidery art, and wrote about it for her studies, supported by Grampus Heritage and funded by Erasmus. Read her report. Continue reading “Creative Writing MA student on her placement in Cyprus”
Here are a set of short videos by academic staff who teach literature, language, linguistics and creative writing exploring some of the subjects we teach and/or the approaches we use.
A Creative Writing MA graduate who’s about to publish her debut novel has had an article published on the Daphne du Maurier website, her favourite writer, ahead of the Netflix adaptation of the famous book. Continue reading “Anticipation for Rebecca by Suzi Bamblett”
This year the University of Brighton has two Royal Literary Fund Fellows, published writers Julia Crouch and Dr Hannah Vincent – students can book sessions to focus on their specific writing needs, from essay planning to structuring an argument, to critical thinking, to rewriting and editing. Continue reading “Did you know our English students can get one-to-one support from professional writers?”
Humanities researcher Dr Aakanksha Virkar Yates appears on a BBC Radio 3 documentary this Friday 25 September (midday) to discuss Beethoven’s artistic and philosophical legacy and his influence on politics in the early 20th century. Continue reading “Exploring claims to Beethoven’s legacy”
“I’d known I’d wanted to go to university very early on as a teenager.” Continue reading “My Clearing journey: Humanities graduate Olivia Weatherill”
A new issue of Decolonising the Curriculum, teaching and learning about race equality, is out now. Content is written by University of Brighton staff, students and alumni. Continue reading “Decolonising the Curriculum Issue 3”
Dr Jess Moriarty is leader for the Creative Writing programme and course leader for Creative Writing MA and English Literature and Creative Writing BA(Hons) . Continue reading “Meet the staff: Jess Moriarty”
Hear work from MA Creative Writing student Veneta Neale performed by Michael R Bowes. Continue reading “Nothing’s Changed, a poem by Veneta Neale”
Professor Stephen Maddison is Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Science. Continue reading “Meet the staff: Stephen Maddison”
Watch Creative Writing lecturer Dr Jess Moriarty in conversation with current MA Creative Writing student and BA(Hons) Creative Writing graduate Veneta Neale. Continue reading “In conversations: Jess Moriarty and Veneta Neale”
Patricia Osborne is a novelist, poet, and short story writer who graduated from the University of Brighton in 2019 and is just about to publish her second novel, The Coal Miner’s Son. Continue reading “Creative Writing MA graduate publishes second novel”
Clare gives expert advice on employability, CVs, placements, dealing with knock-backs and how to ease the pressure of choosing your career path. Continue reading “Careers advice from Head of Employability Clare Dawson.”
Is there such a thing as an original idea? Creative Writing senior lecturer Dr Craig Jordan-Baker is one of the contributors to the debate on BBC Bitesize. Continue reading “BBC Bitesize interview with Creative Writing lecturer about original ideas and how to find them”
Dr John McCullough, lecturer on the University of Brighton’s Creative Writing MA, has had his new book Reckless Paper Birds shortlisted for the 2019 Costa Poetry Awards. Continue reading “Creative Writing tutor is Costa Prize nominee”
Listen to creative writing lecturer Jess discuss encouraging students to use their own life stories in their writing, working for the SU in her younger years, The Big Read, and her emotional moment with Munroe Bergdorf at this summer’s graduation ceremony. Continue reading “Dr Jess Moriarty podcast”
You have until October 20th to submit your entry for the Brighton Poetry Festival’s annual competition. Don’t miss this great event featuring poets including Hollie McNish and Hammer & Tongue. Continue reading “Poetry competition!”
Creative writing lecturer Dr Jessica Moriarty is judging a county-wide poetry competition which is sponsored by the University. Continue reading “Calling all poets!”
Hannah Francis (front row, third from left) is about to start her third year as a student on the History, Literature and Culture degree. Continue reading “Student view: How my student ambassador role aids my studies”